If you own or manage a business that uses any kind of mechanical equipment, the best way to protect the value of these assets is by equipping them with premium wear plates. This is true whether you are leasing or financing the equipment in question. Because of the high costs that come with equipment and machinery, it’s important to maintain the equipment so that your investment will be a worthwhile one.
No matter how well you protect your equipment, standard wear and tear is a natural occurrence that cannot be prevented. Abrasion will invariably result from the grinding that takes place with the mechanical components inside the machinery. Among the more effective methods of protecting equipment is by using wear plates to provide an additional layer of protection.
What Are Wear Plates?
Wear plates are very hard steel plates that can come in a variety of different thicknesses. These plates are typically welded in areas of machinery and equipment where there is already a significant amount of wear and tear. It’s important to understand that not every machine needs wear plates. However, the presence of wear and tear that’s caused by abrasion may signal that it’s time for you to start using them.
Wear plates are most commonly applied to machines that rotate or slide when they are being used. While wear plates are beneficial because they can help you maximize the life of your machinery, they are also advantageous because they are easy to install and relatively inexpensive when compared to the cost of replacing an entire part. The types of machinery that can be protected with wear plates are used across a wide range of industries, which makes them useful for practically any kind of business.
These wear plates are designed to last for a very long time no matter which type of machine you pair them with.
While wear plates aren’t always essential, they can make it easier for you to maintain the quality of the high-end equipment and machinery that your business uses. Now that you know about the various types of wear plates, it should be easier to select ones that would work well in your business.
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In some cases, we can modify your equipment to incorporate these liner plates when not in the original equipment design. If your equipment has lost some efficiency or does not hold the same tolerances as new, inspect the worn parts. There could be an easy and cost effective fix to the problem.